Last updated on 17 October 08

Sulgrave Manor Garden

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  • Herb Garden, Sulgrave Manor, September 2007 Photograph © Sulgrave Manor
  • Flags at Sulgrave Manor Garden Photograph © Sulgrave Manor
  • Sulgrave Manor Garden Photograph © Sulgrave Manor

Gardenvisit Editorial

A sixteenth century house (1539) with an Arts and Crafts garden designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield in 1927. There is topiary, a herb parterre and a rose garden with a sundial. The house belonged to ancestors of America's revolutionary commander and first president, George Washington. It is immaculately maintained.

Head Gardener's Comment

Our gardens were designed in 1920 by Sir Reginald Blomfield, landscaper and architect. The Tudor Manor house sits in 3 acres of gardens, formally planted with yew hedges and herbaceous borders. We have an orchard of 42 fruit trees that has a carpet of daffodils in the spring. A formal rose garden with box hedges sits on the east side of the house. We are also the home of the National Herb Society with quite extensive herb beds. There is a Tudor vegetable garden with a forge and a colonial vegetable garden (1657) which is new for 2009.

History

Sulgrave Manor is a Tudor Manor house built in 1539 by Lawerence Washington, ancestor to George Washington. There are additions to the building in the 18th century.

Plants of Note

The Herb Society gardens.

The Loddington Apple tree in the orchard is registered with the tree register as the oldest tree of this varitey.

Address - Manor Road, Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, OX17 2SD
Opening times - Easter to October: open weekends noon to 4pm. May to October: also open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2 to 4pm.
Admission - Adult £6.25, Child £3.00, Family £17.50 Prices may vary for special events.
Website - Visit the Sulgrave Manor Garden website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by Percy Cane, Reginald Blomfield

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  • about 6 years ago Adam Hodge said

    A pleasant enough garden but no great shakes really. If you are an Historian and interested in Anglo-american connections then the house has some worth so tag the garden on as well.

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